Alyssa Marksz
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News Reporter, Washington, D.C.

Alyssa Marksz expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and minors in Spanish and voice performance. Marksz is a digital reporter for Cronkite News in Washington, D.C., this summer.

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Tucson halts operations at water plant threatened by toxic chemical

WASHINGTON - Tucson officials said they will indefinitely suspend operations at one of the city's water treatment plants to keep it from being overwhelmed by an underground toxic chemical plume.


Cities wait, worry over state budget that poses ‘huge hit’ to revenues

WASHINGTON - With less than four weeks remaining in this fiscal year, local governments in Arizona are anxiously watching state budget negotiations that they fear could end up delivering a "huge hit" to city and town finances.


Uber, DoorDash settle state claim, end breaks for Black businesses

WASHINGTON - Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash said they will no longer waive delivery fees for customers who order from Black-owned restaurants in Arizona, to settle charges by the state that the deals violated the Arizona Civil Rights Act.


Biden’s ambitious higher cap on refugee admissions unlikely to be met

WASHINGTON - Both sides agree on one thing about President Joe Biden's decision to raise this year's cap on refugee admissions from a historic low of 15,000 to as many as 62,500 - the U.S. is not going to come close to hitting that new ceiling.


Vet touts Arizona efforts to help veterans get jobs, despite COVID-19

WASHINGTON - A employment program for veterans that began in the days after 9/11 paid off last year when the COVID-19 pandemic rattled employment for vets in the state and across the country, an advocate told House lawmakers Wednesday.


Arizona’s current historic drought may be ‘baseline for the future’

WASHINGTON - Arizona and other Western states just lived through the driest year in more than a century, with no drought relief in sight in the near future, experts told a House panel Tuesday.


Supreme Court to consider if two death-row inmates get new hearings

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said it will consider whether two Arizona death-row inmates should get new hearings on claims that attorneys who represented them decades ago failed to present evidence that could have spared them.